Water Use in North Carolina, 2015

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To provide estimates of water withdrawal, water use, and return flows to surface water needed for water management, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), used data from the following sources: North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, North Carolina Department of Agriculture, National Golf Foundation, USGS National Water Availability and Use Science Project and Duke Energy. This ongoing program focuses on collecting, compiling, and disseminating water-use information for the State.


Animation of 2015 North Carolina water use by category

Animation of 2015 North Carolina water use by category, captured from the visualization of 2015 United States water use by category, by the USGS Vizlab.

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